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Holland Texel-island tour

May 08 - 15 / 2021

Departure date: 08 may 2021
Average biking distance per day (KM) 35 to 55 KM

Highlights

This trip can be booked through our partner Tripsite

Amsterdam – ‘de Zaansche schans’ with its open air museum and windmills – Texel island, ‘a country’ on its own – Beautiful open waters; UNESCO Heritage Wadden Sea, where you might be able to spot some seals – many little fishing towns on our way back to Amsterdam.

Holland Texel-island tour
Departure port: Amsterdam Destination: Amsterdam Travel time: 8 days Countries: Netherlands Average biking distance per day (KM): 35 to 55 KM
NEW TOUR: Bike, Barge and Cruise Northern-Netherlands. Bike along 'the Zaansche schans' and experience Texel-Island 'a country on it's own'. Visit to a cheese farm included.
€ 1.635,- p.p.
Cabins available through travel agent

Day-to-day itinerary

Day 1 (Sat): Amsterdam – Zaanse Schans

Check in: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Merlijn sails to Zaanstad, where we stay overnight. We will offer a welcome drink and introduce the crew. Also we inform you about the tour, the ship and give you a safety briefing. Dinner will be during the cruise. In the evening there is a city walk through the picturesque scenery of de Zaanse Schans.

Day 2 (Sun): Zaanse Schans - Alkmaar
Day 3 (Mon): Alkmaar – Den Helder
Day 4 (Tue): Den Helder - Texel
Day 5 (Wed): Texel – Wadden Sea - Stavoren
Day 6 (Thu): Stavoren – Lemmer - Urk
Day 7 (Fri): Urk – Lelystad - Amsterdam
Day 8 (Sat): Amsterdam

Your bike & barge cruise includes:

  • 7 nights onboard Merlijn
  • welcome drink
  • daily cleaning of your cabin
  • supply of bedding, towels, facial tissues, soap
  • culinary care: 7x breakfast buffet, 6x packed lunches and 6x 3 course dinners
  • coffee, tea, hot chocolate and ice water
  • service of a tour guide
  • daily information of the trip on the next day
  • use of 27-speed bicycle, including a bike bag, towel and helmet
  • we will provide you with your own water bottle
  • canal, bridge & harbour fees
  • visit to a cheesefarm

 

Your bike & barge cruise doesn’t includes:

  • one dinner
  • drinks other than mentioned
  • excursions other than mentioned
  • inbound and outbound journey
  • city maps (though a few are available on board)
  • bike maps
  • insurance
  • gratuities

For your comfort we rent electric bikes € 30 each per day, reservations ahead are advisable.

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12 july 2019

Magdeburg to Berlin, June 2019 Thank you, Coen and Christina! This was our third trip aboard the Merlijn and we had a wonderful time. Your hospitality is excellent—our whole family enjoyed the cruise—and we recommend your bike and barge trips for people who appreciate great biking, comfortable accommodations, and an all-around great experience. Merlijn continues to be magic on the water and we look forward to our next cruise with you.